Friday, November 19, 2010

Superstitions on babies and birth

Superstitions on babies and birth


  • A baby born from a red water sac is believed to have great powers and double sight.
  • A baby born when the moon is rising will be a girl.
  • A baby born with a large mouth will be a good singer.
  • A baby born with big ears will be generous.
  • A baby born with open hands and out-stretched fingers will be prosperous.
  • A baby born with teeth could be a vampire.
  • A baby that is born feet first will have healing abilities.
  • A child born feet first or breech will be lamed in an accident.
  • Babies born at midnight can see ghosts.
  • Babies born at night will stay awake at night.
  • Babies born on Sunday cannot be harmed by evil spirits.
  • Birth is made easier if all the locks in the house are open and you keep an axe under the bed.
  • Firstborn children are protected from witchcraft.
  • Thursday has one lucky hour, just before sunrise, for birth.
  • To hold a newborn baby while menstruating would cause the baby strain.



It is good luck to:

  • Brush your baby with a rabbit’s foot.
  • Carry a baby upstairs when first taking it out into the world.
  • Give a new baby a gift of bread or salt.
  • Have a baby born with a caul.
  • Have a baby first clasp something using it’s right hand.
  • Have a baby sneeze.
  • Kiss a newborn baby.
  • Put a string of coral beads around your baby’s neck.
  • Rub a baby’s head with money.
  • Spit on a newborn baby.


It is bad luck to:


  • Carry a baby downstairs when first taking it into the world.
  • Carry a child on the left side.
  • Cut a baby’s nails before it is twelve months old.
  • Dress a baby by putting clothes over its head instead of its feet.
  • Dress a baby in black.
  • Give away all a baby’s clothes when you have finished with them.
  • Let a cat in the room of a newborn baby.
  • Let babies see themselves in a mirror before they are six months old.
  • Step over a crawling infant.
  • Wash a baby’s hands before it is twelve months old.
  • Watch a baby as it sleeps.
  • Wean a baby in early spring.
  • Weigh a newborn baby.

Death related superstitions

Death related superstitions

Birds
  • A bird in the house is a sign of a death.

  • If a robin flies into a room through a window, death will shortly follow. 

  • If an owl looks into your window during the day, death will occur in your family.

  • Death will come soon for anyone who kills a red bird or a blus bird.

  • If you see a raven flying towards your house, the woman you love is doomed to die unless you can stop it from landing on the house.


Candles
  • Light candles on the night after November 1. One for each deceased relative should be placed in the window in the room where death occurred.


Cemeteries
  • You must hold your breath while going past a cemetery or you will breathe in the spirit of someone who has recently died. 

  • Once you have left a cemetery, and forgotten something, do not go back to get it, for you will bring death back with you.


Clocks
  • If a clock which has not been working suddenly chimes, there will be a death in the family. 

  • You will have bad luck if you do not stop the clock in the room where someone dies.


Corpses
  • If a woman is buried in black, she will return to haunt the family. 

  • If a dead person's eyes are left open, he'll find someone to take with him. 

  • Mirrors in a house with a corpse should be covered or the person who sees himself will die next.


Cows
  • If a cow moos after midnight-death is coming.


Dogs
  • Dogs howling in the dark night howl for death before daylight. 

  • If a dog howls at night and it's facing towards you, you will soon die.


Dreams
  • If you dream of death it's a sign of a birth, if you dream of birth, it's a sign of death.

  • If you touch a loved one who has died, you won't have dreams about them.


Dying
  • A person who dies on Good Friday will go right to heaven. 

  • A person who dies at midnight on Christmas Eve will go straight to heaven because the gates of heaven are open at that time. 

  • All windows should be opened at the moment of death so that the soul can leave. 

  • The soul of a dying person can't escape the body and go to heaven if any locks are locked in the house. 

  • If a broom rests against a bed, the person who sleeps there will die soon.


Eyes
  • If the left eye twitches there will soon be a death in the family. 

  • If a dead person's eyes are left open, he'll find someone to take with him.


Flowers
  • Having only red and white flowers together in a vase means a death will soon follow.

  • If you prick your finger on the thorn of a red rose, and the puncture looks black, you will die.

  • Bringing hawthorn blossoms into a house will be followed by the death of the mother of the house.

Funerals
·        Funerals on Friday portend another death in the family during the year. 
·        It's bad luck to count the cars in a funeral cortege. 
·        It's bad luck to meet a funeral procession head on. 
·        Thunder following a funeral means that the dead person's soul has reached heaven. 
·        Nothing new should be worn to a funeral, especially new shoes. 
·        Pointing at a funeral procession will cause you to die within the month.
·        Pregnant women should not attend funerals. 
·        If rain falls during a funeral procession, someone related to the deceased will die soon.
·        Seeing a white chicken on your way to a funeral brings bad luck.
·        If you see a hearse you must touch a button or you'll be the next one in it.

Graves
  • If the person buried lived a good life, flowers will grow on the grave. If the person was evil, weeds will grow. 

  • Rain falling into an open grave means bad luck for the family.

  • If you take three steps backward when leaving a loved one's grave, you will die within three months.

Hats
  • A hat on the bed means death in the family.


Mirrors
  • If a mirror in the house falls and breaks by itself, someone in the house will die soon. 

  • Mirrors in a house with a corpse should be covered, or the person who sees herself will die next.

  • If you say the name ‘Mary’ worth 100 times into a mirror in a darkened room, and she appears in the mirror, you will soon die.


The moon
·        Look up at the moon, and if there is something red passing by it, someone close to you will die soon.


Moths
  • A white moth inside the house or trying to enter the house means death. 


Photographs
  • If 3 people are photographed together, the one in the middle will die first.
    If you take pictures of someone in their casket you will bring death to your family very soon.


Shoes
  • Leaving shoes on a table for a long time will bring sickness or death to your family.

  • Never put your shoes on the table or you will die by hanging.

  • Hanging a horse shoe over a door with the open side downward will spill out all the luck and a death in the family will soon occur.


Thirteen
  • If 13 people sit down at a table to eat, one of them will die before the year is over. 


Umbrellas
  • Dropping an umbrella on the floor means that there will be a murder in the house.


Water
  • Water in the grave means the deceased will be a restless spirit.